SOHW-1633S problem or it is normal?

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#1

Hi, I have buyed just yesterday, a Liteon SOHW-1633S, but if I connect the device with one HDD Samsung (I have 2 HDD Samsung SP, 40Gb and 80Gb), the Bios don’t recognise one of them, even if I set it Slave or Master. It works only if I connect it with another dvd-rw (Nec 2500A). With the Nec connected with HDD Samsung I haven’t any problem. Why? The drive is broken?
I hope someone can help me.


#2

Are you using an 80 wire IDE cable?


#3

That is strange. Anyway, you should not use the burner on the same ide channel as the source hd for performance reasons, so do not worry about this problem.


#4

X Codeking: yes I use an 80wire IDE cable (U-ATA133); i have tried to change it but I don’t solve the problem. The mainboard (Gigabyte SocketA KT880) recognise the device as ATA66. With my old Nec 2500A I have any problem (it is an ATA33 device).

x ala42: I know it, but I must use the burner on the same ide channel of hdd, because I have a removable hdd and the cable is not much longer.


#5

Are the HD’s jumped as cs or master? Set HD to master and optical to slave. :cool:

If that doesn’t work for you don’t worry 'bout it. Samsung drives seldom last more than a few months anyway so you can fix the problem as soon as they smoke! :wink: :wink:


#6

I have setted HD as cs and master but the problem remains…I hope that my samsung drives will last for long (my previous Maxtor drive have smoked after 2 months…). Thanks :slight_smile:


#7

Cable Select creates more problems than solves. Death to the CS.


#8

I havent’ tried cable select…only slave or master…I’ll try cs, but I don’t think I’ll solve the problem…the mainboard recognise only the Liteon and not the HDD… :frowning:


#9

I’ve always used cable select for my hard drives and CD/DVD burners. It always works as it should and I also don’t have to worry about changing a jumper when I switch things around.


#10

Funny you should say that, I’ve been using a Samsung 120GB HDD for the last 1.5 years and a 20GB HDD for 5 years now, no problems whatsoever. Go read the storagereview.com HDD reliability database, you might be surprised.


#11

Glad to here it!

But, I won’t be surprised… Been teching for 15 years and my shops are currently replacing these drives at a rate of 15 to 20 a month. Which amounts to 'bout 10 to 1 vs Western Digital, 3 to 1 vs Seagate, and 5 to 1 vs Maxtor… To each his own. Regards- :wink: :wink: :wink: